The 3rd edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) scheduled for 13-16 July 2020 will be postponed to 2-5 March 2021
The region’s wines and spirits trade fair, ProWine Asia (Singapore) is jointly organized by Messe Duesseldorf Asia and Informa Markets. Also, it will co-locate once again with FHA-Food & Beverage at Singapore Expo.
Rescheduling the trade fair was deemed necessary in the continued fight against COVID-19. On the back of tightened border control measures and travel restrictions, total lockdown measures in some countries, tighter social distancing measures. Moreover recently, the suspension of all events and mass gatherings announced by Singapore’sMulti-Ministry Taskforce.
Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Duesseldorf Asia said:
“The decision is right and responsible in view of the latest developments. This postponement of ProWine Asia (Singapore) to 2021 is unavoidable. We believe it is in the best interest of all our exhibitors, visitors, staff, and Singapore as host country to reschedule the trade fair to next year.”
He further added:
“Though a difficult but necessary decision, the health and safety of all stakeholders take priority. We are convinced that the new date and the bounce-back effect next year, coupled with the synergistic co-location with FHA-Food & Beverage, will generate much-needed business for the industry in Asia. Together the two exhibitions will provide a dynamic sourcing and networking platform for the food, drinks, wines and spirits portfolios.”
Ms Beattrice J. Ho, Project Director, ProWine Asia (Singapore), Messe Duesseldorf Asia, added:
“We would like to thank all our partners, exhibitors, & registered visitors from all over the world who have stood by the trade fair. As we make these difficult and time-sensitive decisions and appreciate their continued support with the new dates. Moreover, we are committed to meeting the expectations of our international exhibitors in 2021. Also, we look forward to further nurturing these trusted relationships. We are taking immediate steps to provide all parties with the required support necessary.”
Mr Andrew Phua, Director, Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board said:
“We look forward to welcoming ProWine Asia back to Singapore when the situation improves. During this challenging period, we continue to stand united with our MICE stakeholders in Singapore and around the world, and will support them in any way we can.”